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RM Auctions Monaco: How The Other Half Live

One car. That’s all it took. I was curious about an ad for just one car so I clicked on the page and it took me into another world. I know you can get some exotic stuff at car auctions, but this is something else....

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Video: Bruce Turk, Saab Collector

I’ve met a lot of Saab nuts in my time, but most of them were in Europe. I never really had the opportunity to plumb the depths of Saab nuttiness in the USA. More’s the pity. If I had, I’m sure I would have come...

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Inside Koenigsegg – Preparing the Koenigsegg One:1

Did you watch the first Inside Koenigsegg video series last year? If not, click that link and get yourself educated about what it takes to build the most amazing cars in the world. The latest iteration – the world’s first ‘megacar’ – is the Koenigsegg...

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Alfasud Sprint – A Most Glorious Folly

I’ve got a new guest in my front yard It’s a 1982 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce. Also known as an Alfasud Sprint. It’s basically an Alfasud – it shares the exact same chassis and mechanicals – with a small Alfetta-like body thrown on top. Regular...

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Saab 9-3 Viggen Production Numbers

I prepared this article a few years ago for Inside Saab. Sadly, when I moved the article to this site, I lost the tables that provided the data. A few people have written to me asking to restore it, so here it is. —— The...

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Do What You Say You’re Going To Do

My mechanic did the right thing. He called me as soon as he realised the balance belt wasn’t the right one for the 968. I did the right thing. I called a parts place in Melbourne and ordered another one, post haste, because I need...

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Alfa Romeo 4C headlamp update

I can say it now: The Alfa Romeo 4C is my new dream car. For real. Yes, I can dare to dream about actually owning one of these, one day. It won’t be for 5 years or so, but I can really, really dream about...

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Petrolicious features Saab Sonett II

Petrolicious makes some of my favourite online car films. You can imagine the anticipation, then, when I saw that this week’s film featured a Saab Sonett II. And it’s not any old Saab Sonett II (if there is such a thing). It’s a two-stroke Saab...